Clinical Staff Office

Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC)


Administration: GME Office
Chair: Susan Kirk, MD, Designated Institutional Officer, Associate Dean of GME


The Graduate Medical Education Committee oversees the quality of GME trainees' training and working environment within the institution and the participating sites as regulated by the accreditation agencies, such as ACGME, AMA, AMC, NRMP.

Membership: The Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education will serve as Chair.  Voting members of the GMEC include a representative sample of program directors from the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) programs, two peer selected GME trainees, the Chief Quality Improvement Officer, and the Chief Patient Safety Officer of UVA Medical Center.

Staff support is provided by the GME Office.

Meetings: The Graduate Medical Education Committee shall meet monthly.

Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Oversees the quality of educational experiences in each program that lead to measurable outcomes as identified in the accreditation agencies’ requirements;
    • Monitor each program’s annual evaluation and improvement activities;
    • Review and approve the GME policies and procedures;
    • Review and approve the recommendations to the institution’s administration regarding the GME trainee stipend and benefits;
    • Review and approve appointment of new program directors;
    • Review and approve requests for a new program, changes in program structure, or complement changes;
    • Monitor addition or deletion of the participating sites and ensure the quality of educational experiences in the approved participating sites;
    • Review progress reports or appeals of an adverse action by a Review Committee;
    • Establishes effective lines of communication with house staff to stay informed of issues that affect them; acts upon major issues of concern;
    • Provides an annual report to the Clinical Staff Executive Committee and to the Medical Center Operating Board 
       Members  Specialty
      Susan Kirk, M.D., Chair
      DIO, Associate Dean for GME
      Diane Farineau, Director
      Graduate Medical Education
      Kristin Atkins, MD
      Terry Bennet
      Program Coordinator Council Chair
      Mildred Best, M Div
      Roger Burket, MD
      Psych & NBS
      Leigh Cantrell, MD Obstetrics & Gynecology 
      Eric Charles, MD
      Housestaff Council Co-President
      Donna Chen, MD, MPH
      Public Health Sciences, SOM UME
      Ken Cherry, MD
      Vascular Surgery
      Thomas Cropley, MD Dermatology 
      Kevin Dabrowski, MD
      Housestaff Council Co-President
      Richard Dacus, MD Orthopedics
      Zachariah Dameron, MD Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences 
      John Dent, MD
      Gerald Donowitz, MD Medicine/Infectious Diseases 
      Thomas Gampper, MD
      Plastic Surgery
      John Gazewood, MD Family Medicine 
      Ziv Haskal, MD
      Radiology & Medical Imaging
      Karen Heuer
      Program Coordinator Council Chair
      Brain Hoard, DDS Dentistry
      Tracey Hoke, MD
      Chief Quality Officer
      John Jane Jr. MD
      Jeff Jenkins, MD Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
      Sandra Johnson, MD
      Bradley Kesser, MD Otolaryngology
      Christine Lau, MD
      George McDaniel, MD
      Pediatric Cardiology
      Edward Nemergut, MD
      Sarah Oh, PhD
      GME Office
      Deb Perina, MD
      Emergency Medicine
      Saher Sabri, MD
      Diagnostic Radiology
      Noah Schenkman, MD
      Bruce Schirmer, MD Surgery 
      Tim Showalter, MD
      Radiation Oncology
      Andy Southerland, MD
      Leslie Thomas, JD
      Medical Education Support
      Linda Waggoner-Fountain, MD Pediatrics
      William Woods, MD
      Emergency Medicine
      Jeffrey Young, MD Chief Patient Safety Officer